Life Is Strange: Before the Storm‘s third and final chapter arrived in December, bringing the teen trauma prequel full circle, but that isn’t fairly the tip. Still to come back is a “bonus” episode set even sooner than Before the Storm, visiting teensy Chloe and teensy Max earlier than they have been pulled aside. Square Enix right now announced that the bonus ep, named Farewell, will launch on March sixth. It will solely be accessible within the sport’s varied deluxe editions, which is a bummer. New deluxe editions are coming, thoughts, together with one with the soundtrack on vinyl for individuals who get pleasure from forcing squished dinosaurs to do karaoke.
The bonus episode is supposed to be fairly separate to Before the Storm, its absence from the common version not harming the bottom sport, but it surely’s nonetheless bizarre that Squeenix determined to separate it off relatively than rolling it in and bumping the value a bit of. [Please perceive that speaking about “bumping the price” isn’t supposed to be punning on Chloe Price. Puns are fallacious.] The common Deluxe Edition prices an additional £6.23 on Steam, additionally together with a couple of outfits and a cinematic mode the place you possibly can hang around and take heed to a tune, or individuals who purchased the common version can improve for £7.99.
All that Deluxe stuff is within the new bodily editions, together with the soundtrack in varied bodily kinds. The Limited Edition for £35/€40/$40 has the soundtrack on CD, then the Vinyl Edition has tunes on each CD and vinyl for £60/€70/$70. I don’t often point out bodily editions as a result of proudly owning ornamental possessions is an infinite nightmare however hell, in the event you’re going to pay additional to get Farewell anyway, perhaps you need to undergo much more.
After some uncertainty, I’ve determine to skip Before the Storm. I’m very keen on the unique Life Is Strange, quirks and all, however as Pip and I agreed, it undoubtedly resulted in tragedy. I don’t need to see the tragedy which preceded that tragedy. The bonus episode is enjoying with the tragedy earlier than that too, exhibiting their friendship earlier than Max moved away and their friendship fell aside and… no thanks. I don’t need to proceed exploring the various sides and hopes of Chloe’s doomed friendships and romances. The unique Life Is Strange ends with Chloe and Max recognising they need to settle for issues and transfer on, and I moved on with them.
Nah, I’ll skip Deck Nine’s spin-off and anticipate that mysterious new Life Is Strange coming from collection creators Dontnod. I do hope they’ve moved on too. Leave Max alone, yeah?
I imply, I’m certain Farewell will intention to ship fan-pleasing heat and happiness, and it’s good that Max and Chloe’s original voice actors are back, however I don’t suppose it’s for me.